After pursuing my goal to make money online for several years, I encounter lots of bumps on my way. Honestly there are more failures than success. That’s actually the way I learned. It’s just a process of experiment, failure, experiment, failure, experiment… until you hit the jack pot of success. It’s just like a mission to search for treasures. Most of the time it’s just hard work without any results, but when you really do find the treasures, the feeling is just great. That is just worth all the hard work and time we put in. Here are 3 things that I think we should keep in mind when we decided to make money online.
The first important thing that we should keep in mind is that we should follow the footsteps of those that successfully make money online. Do what they do but not listen 100% of what they say. Instead we must think it over before blindly follow what they said. This is because part of the income of those successful make money online people comes from those that purchase products from their blog. So think twice before you decided to purchase any products. Some of the products that they introduce might be useful and some might not. So how do we actually know it for sure? Well, my best guess is to go for products that used by successful make money online people. Again, how do we know that? We just have to figure it out from their make money online blog. That’s right. In order to follow the footsteps of successful make money online people is to study their blogs, not just reading their blogs. In other words, follow what they did with their blog and implement it on your own blog.
The second thing is understand yourself and your readers. The first question that you should ask yourself is how much time that you willing to spend on blogging towards make money online. Are you planning to blog full time or part time? If you’re planning to blog part time, how many hours do you plan on blogging? Can you accept the life style of a blogger? That means staring at the monitor for long hours almost every day. Being a blogger sometimes can be lonely as basically this is a one man show. Once you’re getting popular as a blogger, the next thing that you might need to handle is the publicity. You might get features on the newspapers, magazines, radios or television. Honestly, I think understanding ourselves can be lot more complicated than trying to understand the readers. As for how to get to know your readers there are actually several ways to do that. The most simple and best way is to communicate with your readers. You may also check out details of your readers using Alexa or Google Analytics. One important thing that you need to remember is the effect of blogging in US comparing to places other than US is different. Now that it is easy to pin point your location using IP address, traffic are being control according to where you’re from.
The last and the most important thing that we need to remember is this is not a get rich scheme. Make money online takes time, perhaps might be longer then you think. You have to be patient and maintain your effort for a long time before you’re able to see money coming in. Nobody can actually tell you how long it takes to really make money online. It’s all depends on individuals. There is one thing that I’m very sure about is make money online might be slow and takes time, but the earning potential is greater than you think. It is because of the earning potential that keeps me stay on blogging and working towards the make money online path.